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Hollywood approaches celebrity chef Vikas Khanna for biopic

Chef Khanna has asked the studio to cast a Bollywood actor for portraying his life and his favourites are Aamir Khan, Farhan Akhtar and Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

By Franchise India Bureau
Hollywood approaches celebrity chef Vikas Khanna for biopic

Chef Vikas Khanna, the award-winning Michelin-starred Indian celebrity has been approached by a Hollywood studio to make a biopic on his inspiring journey from Amritsar to the US, reports IANS.

The officials from the studio have already paid a visit to Chef Khanna’s hometown, Amritsar to do a recce of the same.

"Yes, it's true. A Hollywood studio has approached me for this project. The plan is that I will first release a book, like a biography, and then follow it up with a movie," said Chef Khanna in a statement.

"In fact, the preparations have already started. I recently took them to Amritsar to show them the early part my life," he added.

Khanna will be seen hosting the fourth edition of ‘MasterChef India’ on Star Plus.

Chef Khanna has asked the studio to cast a Bollywood actor for portraying his life and his favourites are Aamir Khan, Farhan Akhtar and Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

“My only condition for this was that they cast an Indian actor. I want someone who's art I believe in to portray me. I want either Aamir Khan or Farhan Akhtar to play me. In fact, even Nawazuddin Siddique would be good,” added Khanna.

Khanna's life makes for an interesting story. Born with misaligned legs and feet, his tryst with cooking began with his mother's kitty parties. Today, he owns a New York restaurant Junoon, which is widely popular.
 

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